SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield Employee Photos

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Scott Yoran Co-owner

I began my SERVPRO career in 1983. I had a desire to learn the industry while helping people dealing with life’s misfortunes. I worked for another SERVPRO for 4 years before buying my current business in August of 1987.  I am originally from Ridgefield, CT but have lived in Danbury, CT over 30 years with my wife Nancy and the newest addition to the family, Roscoe. 

I have had the pleasure of meeting countless people, from all walks of life, many of whom have needed our services at one time or another. I have always taken great pride in dealing honestly, professionally, and fairly with people, and have passed the same characteristics on to my children, both of which I proudly state work in the business.

The impact of dealing fairly, honestly, and compassionately with people became evident in April 2007, when our SERVPRO office and warehouse found itself under 4 feet of standing water. Computers ruined, trucks towed away for repair, and equipment destroyed. So many customers reached out, after seeing our disaster in the paper, and offered helping hands.

As I look to the future, I see this business continuing to help the community; from sponsoring fire prevention events, making donations by the truckload to needy people near and far, and just helping to clean up our little corner of the world, working to make it “Like it never even happened."

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Calvin Yoran Co-owner

Calvin was raised and resides in Danbury, CT with his wife Lori and 2 dogs Bentley and Gemma.  He was just approved by SERVPRO Industries, Inc. in August 2019 as the 2nd generation Co-owner at SERVPRO® of Danbury/ Ridgefield. He has over 13 years of experience and has the following certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Water Restoration Technician (WRT); Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD); Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT); Odor Control Technician (OCT); Fire and Smoke Cleaning Technician (FSRT); Health & Safety Technician (HST); Stone, Masonry & Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician (SMT); Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT); and Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS). Calvin is a certified Bio-Recovery Technician through ABRA and OSHA 10 Certified. Email: cyoran@SERVPROdanbury.com

John Falk

John Falk lives in Torrington, CT and is a Crew Chief at SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield. John started with SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield on 7/13/2015 and has advanced in our company through the years. He provides outstanding customer and production services to our clients in their time of need. John Falk has the following certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Water Restoration Technician (WRT); Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD). John is always available after-hours he has become a priority responder for SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield during after-hours emergency responses.  John enjoys spending quality time with his 2 children and his girlfriend.

Alex Yoran

Alex Yoran is the youngest son of Scott Yoran.  He is a Production Technician at SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield since December 2011. He was born, raised, and still lives in Danbury, CT.  Alex has completed the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Water Restoration Technician course to become certified in water damage restoration and is now a certified WRT technician.  He provides outstanding customer and production services to our clients in their time of need. Always available after-hours he has become a priority responder for SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield during after-hours emergency responses.

Rob Salmon

Rob Salmon is the Business Development Manager at SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield.  He is responsible for driving the growth of the organization by generating new business opportunities.  Rob’s ultimate goal at SERVPRO is in helping clients to make things “Like it never even happened."

Prior to joining SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield, he worked for Paychex in retirement planning in the Greater New York City Area.  He also served as an Area Sales Manager in the auto glass industry.

One of Rob’s greatest strengths, is his ability to engage in the community, building meaningful relationships.  He welcomes challenges that fall outside of his expertise.  Rob’s key strengths include communications, interpersonal skills, organizational planning and problem solving.

Rob also coach’s football, wrestling, lacrosse and partners with local charities in the Greater Danbury Area.

He resides in Bethel, Connecticut with his wife Lacy and three children, Luke, Everett and Amelia.  In his free time, Rob likes to spend time at the family lake house in Upstate New York, fishing and riding ATV’s with his family.

Justin Kotowski

Justin Kotowski lives in Torrington, CT and is a Production Technician at SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield. He has been with SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield since 8/22/2018. He has completed the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Water Removal Technician course to become certified in water damage restoration and is now a certified WRT technician.  He has several years’ experience in the construction industry.  In his spare time, he enjoys music, playing the guitar, reading, and hiking.  He is also a volunteer at the Sullivan Senior Center in Torrington, CT when time permits. 

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Geoffrey J. St. Peter

Geoff is our Production Manager at SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield since 2019. Since moving back to our area in 2004, he has been in the cleanup and restoration industry. Geoff has many IICRC certifications. He is accredited as an Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Odor Control Tech (OCT), Water Damage Restoration (WRT), and (FSRT) Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician. We are fortunate to have him as a member of our SERVPRO family as we always strive to provide premier services to our customers. Geoff gives back in many ways to our local communities; they bear noting below:

I have three children, all boys, Eli (age 12), Isaiah (age 8), and Asher (age 7)

I am a faithful believer and follower of Jesus Christ. When not working, I speak at many churches and functions around the state as a representative for a non-profit, privately run, Christian-based recovery center for men, spreading the good news and hope of Christ, and doing all I can to combat the growing crisis of addiction.   

I've played bass guitar since I was ten years old, playing in various musical groups throughout New England, I love fishing, hunting, and gardening (especially heirloom tomatoes!!), and I’m a born and bred New England Patriots fan (yes, I have a man-crush on Tom Brady...but who doesn't?)

I love what I do, and truly desire to help our customers get through the stressful and sensitive process of disaster restoration. 

Jose Sousa

Jose Sousa is a Production Technician at SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield since December 2012. He resides in Danbury, CT with his family. Jose has completed the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC): Water Removal Technician course to become certified in water damage restoration and is a certified WRT technician.  In his spare time, he enjoys, time with family, racing and repairing cars. 

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John Griffin

John is a Production Technician here at SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield, he has been with SERVPRO since December 2019. He has 13 years of cleaning experience in the industry. He lives in New Milford, CT with his wife Darlene, his step-son Ryan, and their dog Stella. 

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Drew Cioffi

Drew is a Production Technician at SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield. He just moved back to Connecticut from North Carolina with his wife and two daughters. They now reside in Danbury, CT. Drew worked in Radiology CAT scan as a Tech Assistant at Duke Hospital in North Carolina. 

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Sondra Otto Cherney

Sondra Otto Cherney is the newest addition to the SERVPRO® of Danbury/Ridgefield family and is our Office Manager. She was born and raised in Danbury and hired in June of 2020.

She has a 10-year construction background as an office manager for a Mechanical Contractor.
Sondra also has 14 years’ experience with a community-based preschool serving over 250 of the area’s most at-risk children. She was a cub scout leader for five years and a Junior Achievement counselor for five years.

After 14 years of working in an educational setting, she left her Assistant Education Manager position to return to her roots in construction and facilities.

Sondra is patient, kind, and focused on making sure each customer has the best experience working with our company after property damage.

At the end of the day she is happiest sitting around a fire enjoying family time with her Mother Ann, twin boys Colton and Corey, and their dog Bo.

Hobbies include boating, fishing, beach time, camping, skeet shooting, home improvement projects, Pinterest craft projects, and creating essential oil skincare products for men and women

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Jeff Slater

Jeff Slater lives in New Fairfield, CT and is a Production Technician at SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield. He has been with SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield since 3/29/2019. He has several years’ experience in the Automotive industry.  In his spare time, he enjoys camping, working on cars, and building trucks.  Jeff also likes spending quality time with his girlfriend Jenna and son Tanner.